By PLAYing in gymnastics, babies, toddlers, children, youth, and adults learn skills that can help prepare them to participate in almost any sport.
Gymnastics has many benefits, and helps:
Gymnastics also offers cognitive benefits. According to Dr. Robyn Silveman, PhD., “Research suggests that there is a strong correlation between physically fit children and academic achievement. This means that every time you send your child to gymnastics class, they’re getting an opportunity to engage in physical exercise that encourages healthy brain function.” (USA Gymnastics)
The activity and the sport of gymnastics are often confused. The activity of gymnastics incorporate basic elements including springs, rotations and landings to build confidence, strength and flexibility. It can be taught safely with limited knowledge and equipment.
The sport of gymnastics incorporates the above activities into complex skills and routines. It requires more physical preparation, equipment and instructor education.
Fact: Gymnastics is an activity that many people can participate in and benefit from. The majority of participants in gymnastics throughout the world are involved at the recreational level with over 30 million members reported by the International Gymnastics Federation. Gymnastics is highly recognized throughout the world for its educational and fitness benefits.
Fact: Anyone can participate in gymnastics, regardless of size and strength. The skills that gymnastics provides helps to create a body awareness that all participants can benefit from!
Fact: When a gymnastics program is tailored to the needs of the age group and ability level, it is not dangerous. When you watch gymnastics on TV, it does look like it has a dangerous element – but those athletes are trained and learn how to perform their skills safely.
In fact, gymnastics provides a great sense of safety because participants are taught early how to fall and land without injuries, which is an important part of every sport. Many sports incorporate gymnastics into their training at a young age, so that athletes can learn skills that will make their participation safer!
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